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Small-Cap Stars: Healthcare Stocks

Joel Anderson | Equities.com |

Finding promising small-cap companies worthy of investment can be extremely difficult in any sector. Smaller companies are subject to bigger moves based on market forces, making them a


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Hits New Highs Ahead of Q3 Earnings

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Non-farm Payrolls were up 114,000 with the Unemployment Rate down to 7.8% from 8.1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded up to 13,661.87 above the September 14 QE3 reaction high which was


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Close Higher on Jobs

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Initial Jobless Claims rose to 367,000 staying above the 350,000 recessionary threshold. Factory Orders fell 5.2% in August the biggest drop since January 2009. Freddie Mac set its 30-year fixed


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Plummets As Investors Get Bearish

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Initial Jobless Claims came in at 387,000 still above the 350,000 recessional thresholds. Existing Home Sales fell 1.5% in May to an annual rate of 4.55 million. Leading Indicators rose 0.3% in


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Take Off As Europe Prepares to Act

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

First Quarter Productivity fell more than expected, down 0.9% with labor costs up 1.3%. The Federal Reserve’s “beige book” of regional economic activity showed consumer spending was


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Rebound as May Starts Off in Green

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Construction Spending in March was weaker than expected with a rise of just 0.1%. The ISM manufacturing index was stronger than expected in April at 54.8. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Continues to Trend Lower

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

In review, on Friday Nonfarm Payrolls for March rose by just 120,000 nearly half of what Wall Street economists had projected. The Unemployment Rate down-ticked to 8.2%, but this was caused by an


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Move Higher to Test Key Resistance Level

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to 12,887.93 going into the final hour of trading. The NASDAQ traded up to 2930.13 then declined to 2913.89 before rebounding to a day’s high going into


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Ends Flat Despite Profit-Taking

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The Dow Jones Industrial Average set a morning high at 12,764.49 versus its May 2nd 2011 high at 12,876.00. The Dow was trading around the flat line at 12,720 after a low of 12,665.83 going into


Equities Sector Coverage: Market's Bull Run Gets Cut Short

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Factory Orders declined 0.4% in October when a rise of 0.8% was expected. The non-manufacturing ISM came in below expectations at 52.0. This measure of the services sector showed a 48.9 reading on


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